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Old May 4th 15, 03:38 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Mr Pounder Esquire
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I watch very little TV so please excuse my question if it is silly.
The other day Mrs Pounder turned the telly on and there was a message on the
screen.
Something like "Updating software, please wait". After waiting another
message saying "Update failed, no USB" connected".
I *think* the Sky box was turned on.
The TV aerial is not plugged into the set as some idiot shortened the
length. Plugged in it gets in the way of the curtains. Mrs Pounder only
watches Sky.
The Sky box is not connected to a telephone line.
Would the update have been for Sky or the telly and does it matter?

Thanks.


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Old May 5th 15, 09:14 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Brian Gaff[_2_]
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Vitally we would need to know the age and model of the tv, as some here know
when the on air updates are done and for which chip sets and tellys.
Brian

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"Mr Pounder Esquire" wrote in message
...
I watch very little TV so please excuse my question if it is silly.
The other day Mrs Pounder turned the telly on and there was a message on
the screen.
Something like "Updating software, please wait". After waiting another
message saying "Update failed, no USB" connected".
I *think* the Sky box was turned on.
The TV aerial is not plugged into the set as some idiot shortened the
length. Plugged in it gets in the way of the curtains. Mrs Pounder only
watches Sky.
The Sky box is not connected to a telephone line.
Would the update have been for Sky or the telly and does it matter?

Thanks.




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Old May 5th 15, 09:32 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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"Brian Gaff" wrote in message
...
Vitally we would need to know the age and model of the tv, as some
here know when the on air updates are done and for which chip sets
and tellys.
Brian

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"Mr Pounder Esquire" wrote in
message ...
I watch very little TV so please excuse my question if it is silly.
The other day Mrs Pounder turned the telly on and there was a
message on the screen.
Something like "Updating software, please wait". After waiting
another message saying "Update failed, no USB" connected".
I *think* the Sky box was turned on.
The TV aerial is not plugged into the set as some idiot shortened
the length. Plugged in it gets in the way of the curtains. Mrs
Pounder only watches Sky.
The Sky box is not connected to a telephone line.
Would the update have been for Sky or the telly and does it matter?

Thanks.






If the only connection to the TV is from the Sky box then how would
the TV know of a software update? It wouldn't.

This looks like a simple Sky box hiccup or someone has pressed the
wrong button in the menu. AFAIK the only way to update Sky box
software is from a download and via a USB stick - they don't do over
air updates as in DTTV but I'm willing to be proved wrong.

Where's Bill when you need him?


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Old May 5th 15, 11:05 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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In message , Woody
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AFAIK the only way to update Sky box software is from a download and
via a USB stick - they don't do over air updates as in DTTV but I'm
willing to be proved wrong.


When I turned on my Sky box his morning it announced that it had updated
its software overnight, and indeed it had. Since my box has no USB stick
and no Internet connection, over-air updates must be possible. It sounds
as though the OP's box for some reason thinks that it has a USB
connected when it doesn't.
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Old May 5th 15, 01:18 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Mr Pounder Esquire
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"John Hall" wrote in message
.. .
In message , Woody
writes
AFAIK the only way to update Sky box software is from a download and via a
USB stick - they don't do over air updates as in DTTV but I'm willing to
be proved wrong.


When I turned on my Sky box his morning it announced that it had updated
its software overnight, and indeed it had. Since my box has no USB stick
and no Internet connection, over-air updates must be possible. It sounds
as though the OP's box for some reason thinks that it has a USB connected
when it doesn't.

Thanks for getting back to me.
It's a Samsung LE37B551A 6WXXU telly just less than six years old.
Hooked up to a Sky+HD box.

It's no big deal, I was just curious about this USB thing.


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Old May 5th 15, 07:27 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Michael Chare[_5_]
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On 05/05/2015 13:18, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
"John Hall" wrote in message
.. .
In message , Woody
writes
AFAIK the only way to update Sky box software is from a download and via a
USB stick - they don't do over air updates as in DTTV but I'm willing to
be proved wrong.


When I turned on my Sky box his morning it announced that it had updated
its software overnight, and indeed it had. Since my box has no USB stick
and no Internet connection, over-air updates must be possible. It sounds
as though the OP's box for some reason thinks that it has a USB connected
when it doesn't.

Thanks for getting back to me.
It's a Samsung LE37B551A 6WXXU telly just less than six years old.
Hooked up to a Sky+HD box.

It's no big deal, I was just curious about this USB thing.



My Samsung TV has an ethernet port and it can download firmware updates.
I think updates can also be applied from a USB stick.


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Old May 5th 15, 07:46 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Mr Pounder Esquire
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"Michael Chare" wrote in message
...
On 05/05/2015 13:18, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
"John Hall" wrote in message
.. .
In message , Woody
writes
AFAIK the only way to update Sky box software is from a download and
via a
USB stick - they don't do over air updates as in DTTV but I'm willing
to
be proved wrong.

When I turned on my Sky box his morning it announced that it had updated
its software overnight, and indeed it had. Since my box has no USB stick
and no Internet connection, over-air updates must be possible. It sounds
as though the OP's box for some reason thinks that it has a USB
connected
when it doesn't.

Thanks for getting back to me.
It's a Samsung LE37B551A 6WXXU telly just less than six years old.
Hooked up to a Sky+HD box.

It's no big deal, I was just curious about this USB thing.



My Samsung TV has an ethernet port and it can download firmware updates. I
think updates can also be applied from a USB stick.


Mine has an ethernet port with a Sky TV On Demand thing plugged into it.
I don't get this updating from a USB stick thing, I don't seem to have a
port for a stick.


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Old May 6th 15, 07:41 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On 04/05/2015 15:38, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
I watch very little TV so please excuse my question if it is silly.
The other day Mrs Pounder turned the telly on and there was a message on the
screen.
Something like "Updating software, please wait". After waiting another
message saying "Update failed, no USB" connected".
I *think* the Sky box was turned on.
The TV aerial is not plugged into the set as some idiot shortened the
length. Plugged in it gets in the way of the curtains. Mrs Pounder only
watches Sky.
The Sky box is not connected to a telephone line.
Would the update have been for Sky or the telly and does it matter?

Thanks.


the set was looking for an operating software update from the usb port.
Obviously the wrong button was pressed.

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Old May 7th 15, 04:35 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Mr Pounder Esquire
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"critcher" wrote in message
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On 04/05/2015 15:38, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
I watch very little TV so please excuse my question if it is silly.
The other day Mrs Pounder turned the telly on and there was a message on
the
screen.
Something like "Updating software, please wait". After waiting another
message saying "Update failed, no USB" connected".
I *think* the Sky box was turned on.
The TV aerial is not plugged into the set as some idiot shortened the
length. Plugged in it gets in the way of the curtains. Mrs Pounder only
watches Sky.
The Sky box is not connected to a telephone line.
Would the update have been for Sky or the telly and does it matter?

Thanks.


the set was looking for an operating software update from the usb port.
Obviously the wrong button was pressed.


Hmmmmmm.
She says she just turned on normally.
Thanks anyway.


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Old May 10th 15, 05:22 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Graham.[_5_]
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On Tue, 5 May 2015 11:05:46 +0100, John Hall
wrote:

In message , Woody
writes
AFAIK the only way to update Sky box software is from a download and
via a USB stick - they don't do over air updates as in DTTV but I'm
willing to be proved wrong.


When I turned on my Sky box his morning it announced that it had updated
its software overnight, and indeed it had. Since my box has no USB stick
and no Internet connection, over-air updates must be possible. It sounds
as though the OP's box for some reason thinks that it has a USB
connected when it doesn't.


Sky boxes have been able to do OTA updates from the earliest days of
Sky Digital. You can force an update by plugging it into the mains
whilst holding the "backup" button on the front panel.

All the LEDs illuminate during the update, don't interrupt it until
they go out.

I must confess my knowledge of this pre-dates Sky+ and SkyHD. These
boxes may use a different procedure for all I know.



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